Everyone has a drill in the shed, but if you need to drill big holes now and
again, a big drill is in order.
Monte showed us the new Ryobi 1000 watt impact drill, which has all the features
you’d expect, such as a 13mm keyless chuck, forward and reverse, hammer feature,
variable speed, side handle and depth stop.
Monte reckons the adjustable speed trigger is the best feature, because he could
set it slow to bore a 13mm hole in steel without the need for constant speed
adjustment with his finger.
It easily bores large holes with a spade bit or a hole saw. In fact big hole
saws, like the massive 125mm hole that Monte used, will easily kill most smaller
But it’s masonry that shows a drill like this off to best advantage. The power
and weight of the drill, coupled with the hammer feature, makes boring large
diameter holes a breeze in brick, tile or concrete.
Monte’s tip: Although you might be tempted to remove the side handle, keep it on
for the best possible control of your drill.
Ryobi tools are available at all good hardware stores.